06 December, 2008

Health Tip of the Day

Do you spend long hours sitting at a desk during your work day? Do you find yourself sitting in your vehicle for long periods of time?

Sitting for extended periods of time restricts the circulation in the lower half of your body. To make matters worse, you may cross your legs or prop one foot on your knee. Since blood does not move freely, this can lead to problems like varicose veins, inflammation in nerves or other tissues of the legs, or - in extreme cases - blood clot formation.

To improve your circulation when sitting down, develop the habit of stretching your legs back and forth instead of crossing them.

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